If you are struggling with sculpting skirt or bodice pleats, this post will help you!

Next, we'll show you how to sculpt skirt pleats with air dry clay! And if you're also interested in a complete guide to sculpting anime figures with air dry clay, then you can learn more here.

Before practicing, you must prepare these materials and tools: air dry clayrolling pinblade, and detail needle.

So, let's get started!

Sculpt Skirt Pleats with Air Dry Clay

1. Roll the black clay into thin sheets and cut the edges neatly. Use one hand to stack the clay into folds and use the other hand to press the other end firmly.

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2. Flatten the compacted end with a rolling pin.

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3. Use a blade to cut the produced pleated piece neatly.

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4.  Adjust the skirt pleats and you're done!

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5. Apply the pinched black pleated piece to the belly area.

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Summary

I believe you see here that sculpting skirt pleats is not as difficult as imagined; you just need to use the tools wisely and practice more; after you master this skill, you can sculpt beautiful and diverse clothing for your clay figures.

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